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TS1386 Song playback cut short!

413 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2012 5:50 PM by geoMuc RSS
loriloftness Calculating status...
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Jun 30, 2012 8:29 AM

Ever since I synced my new Ipod nano, I've noticed that on some of my songs the playback is cut short.  For instance,Paradise by the Dashboard light cuts off at about 4 minutes in.  This happens no only on my Ipod nano, but it now also happens when I playback on my computer from the music library.  Any ideas on what happened?

iPod nano (6th generation)
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,880 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to loriloftness)

    Check Get Info. for the track and look at the start & stop times... Has the stop time been set short? Deleteing the value there now should reset it to the full length of the song.



  • geoMuc Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to loriloftness)

    I had a problem - AAC protected songs I purchased back in 2006-2008 timeframe where being cut short, truncated, when played back.  The file size and duration where not affected.  It occurred when I copied the files to a backup external drive and then tried to copy them back to the local drive. 

    Solution: From itunes, I when to the "Show in Windows Explorer" selection, then I right clicked on the file name and selected "rename"  Even thought I could not see the three character extension from that screenm I just added .m4a     be sure to include the dot.  This changed the true file name to be songname.m4a instead of songname.m4p which is what the protected ones were.  Best of luck.



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